Everyone loves frosted glass, but if the budget doesn't permit it, Fung + Blatt opts for inexpensive Lexan Thermoclear cellular polycarbonate from GE Plastics. The stiff, yet lightweight, material transmits light while maintaining privacy and offering flame and UV resistance. It's also virtually unbreakable and comes in a wide range of colors. The material filters light and controls privacy on the husband-and-wife team's home, seen here. GE Plastics, 413.448.7110; www.geplastics.com.
fung + blatt architects
michael rosner blatt and alice fung